NYC Shootings Skyrocketed in August Under Mayor de Blasio’s Watch, New Data Shows
Democrat-run city spirals out of control
Shootings in New York City have more doubled in 2020 compared to the same point in 2019 under Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio's watch.
In August 2020, there were 242 shootings in NYC.
In the same month in 2019, there was just 91.
Additionally, the number of murders in NYC in August 2020 was 53 versus 36 during August of last year.
Since May 2020, NYC has seen “a more than 140 percent increase … [in shootings] over the same period in 2019," The New York Times reported.
There was also 180 murders between May and August 2020, a “51 percent increase compared to 2019.”
As of September 1, 2020, de Blasio’s NYC surpassed the milestone of 1,000 shootings.
There were 1,004 shootings in NYC as of August 30, 2020, NYPD data indicated.
At the same time, in 2019, there were 537 shootings.
The news comes just days after Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins demanded De Blasio resign.
Mullins gave the Mayor “High Noon”-like ultimatum for him to quit by sundown.
“We need to hear you RESIGNED as Mayor of NYC."
We need to hear you RESIGNED as Mayor of NYC. We are WAITING. Only a few hours left until sundown. Give 8 million people a gift & quit. You ruined NYC, Save the City and step down. @NYCMayor @NYCPBA @NYCPDDEA @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @FoxNews @NY1 @TLMDPR @wpix @lbanypd https://t.co/avnqk6HbnQ— SBA (@SBANYPD) August 28, 2020
Earlier this year, de Blasio announced a $1billion cut to the NYPD's budget in response to weeks of protests against racism and police brutality.
The NY Mayor ven threatened to sue President Donald Trump if he tried to stop the massive spike in violent crime in the city.
“If he tried to do it, it would only create more problems,” the mayor said.
“We would immediately take action in court to stop it.”
New York continues to see crime soar as many are fleeing the city.